Dr. Amy Hurley, PSY.D., C.PSYCH.
Dr. Amy Hurley is a Clinical and Health Psychologist, registered to practice since 2007. She completed her doctoral studies at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, where she completed research looking at the impact of Mindfulness Training with diverse populations. Dr. Hurley has worked, in numerous settings, with clients from school-aged through adulthood. She has extensive training and experience in a number of therapeutic modalities, including Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as Mindfulness and Compassion-Based Therapies. Throughout her career, her focus has been on healing emotional pain, and supporting clients in feeling more valued and deserving of their basic human needs.
Dr. Hurley is certified in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and teaches EFT skills with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, who developed the approach. Dr. Hurley enjoys supporting individuals, couples and families to explore their difficulties in a safe and nonjudgmental space. She is skilled in helping clients expand their awareness, tolerate discomfort, communicate needs and ultimately move forward from a place of acceptance. She deeply values the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle through which emotional pain can be attended to and soothed, and through which great healing can occur.
Dr. Hurley works with individuals struggling with low mood, anxiety, poor self-esteem or body image, disordered eating, trauma, difficulty in relationships, school/work-related challenges, parenting concerns, family conflict, as well as chronic health conditions. She also works with couples struggling with intimacy, communication, infidelity and/or emotional injuries. Dr. Hurley welcomes individuals and couples from all backgrounds. She strives to have clients’ complete therapy feeling they have resolved their concerns and have been refreshed as they move forward in their lives.